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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By Meyou
I use cosmic kids on youtube.

I use cosmic kids on youtube.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,669
Posted By Meyou
I have a dad like this and I'm just really busy...

I have a dad like this and I'm just really busy when he arrives. I'm cooking or cleaning or helping someone with something and I just tell him, "Give me a shout when you have him all ready to come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By Meyou
I was told today that "Daddy has a new boyfriend...

I was told today that "Daddy has a new boyfriend who he loves very much and he loves boys more than girls because we are all boys so he got a boyfriend." Daddy and Mommy are currently going through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,812
Posted By Meyou
I use coloring books. :) There is always plain...

I use coloring books. :) There is always plain paper available too but sometimes they just love to color.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 04-24-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,921
Posted By Meyou
Try serving only veggies and a protein for...

Try serving only veggies and a protein for snacks. It makes even the most reluctant eaters try new things. Hungry bellies with no prospect of "good" snacks is an amazing motivator. LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Meyou
Tell her parents she is refusing to go pee before...

Tell her parents she is refusing to go pee before nap and you require them to bring diapers in for her until she does.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By Meyou
We homeschool. My dd does most work...

We homeschool. My dd does most work independently (she's almost 16) and I assist at naptime when I need to. We use time4learning and coursera for most of her core subject curriculum with a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,372
Posted By Meyou
Yes, I do believe it's a legitimate condition. ...

Yes, I do believe it's a legitimate condition. However, unless you have a diagnosis and a treatment/behavioral plan from his psychiatrist I would assume Mom was full of it and do as Blackcat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Meyou
There is a kettle and toaster out there now too. ...

There is a kettle and toaster out there now too. DH took most of the guts out of the toaster so there were no sharp edges if they stick their hands in the slots.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Meyou
They play with it year round. I throw all my old...

They play with it year round. I throw all my old stuff out there as I replace it with any dangerous parts removed. We used powerade tops for the stove switches and old cd's as burners.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Meyou
Here is mine that dh built from a deck we torn...

Here is mine that dh built from a deck we torn off the house.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/oliviaandchelseasmom/P1080291.jpg
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,896
Posted By Meyou
We go lots of places by foot or by bus. The...

We go lots of places by foot or by bus. The park, the lake, the library, to another dayhome for playdates, to the golf course to sled, to the school to get the school kids and play on the big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By Meyou
I use different recipes for granola. I stick to...

I use different recipes for granola. I stick to the ones that use honey or maple syrup as a sweetener instead of sugar. I also sub the oil for coconut oil as a pp suggested. Add coconut, raisins,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By Meyou
They all have to line up and try to go at certain...

They all have to line up and try to go at certain points in the day. We have all day to wait until that happens. :) If one child refuses everyone else would get to do something super fun while we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By Meyou
I don't have them but I think I'm going to pick...

I don't have them but I think I'm going to pick up two to try them out for that price.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By Meyou
I serve multigrain Cheerios, oatmeal and a couple...

I serve multigrain Cheerios, oatmeal and a couple of types of organic puffs that have nothing in them but the grain. We like corn puffs, kamut puff and whole grain rice puffs. I also make granola.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,011
Posted By Meyou
If they break them on purpose they aren't allowed...

If they break them on purpose they aren't allowed to play with them anymore here. I have other non-waterbead bins for that reason.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,011
Posted By Meyou
I would say you need to start over with new...

I would say you need to start over with new waterbeads. I keep mine open to the air because I find they smell musty with a lid. I've never had mold that I could see but I've had the musty smell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,983
Posted By Meyou
"I'm sorry to hear that. Have you established a...

"I'm sorry to hear that. Have you established a great bedtime routine including a walk or playtime outside after dinner? Fresh air can work wonders. Let me know how that goes."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By Meyou
We play in the backyard at pickup when the lawn...

We play in the backyard at pickup when the lawn is dry and the front yard if it's snow covered or muddy. I have more toys in the back but I only have things they play with at front yard pickup in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By Meyou
Scarlet fever is no big deal. It's just strep...

Scarlet fever is no big deal. It's just strep that comes out in a rash and is easily treated with antibiotics.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,675
Posted By Meyou
I had a friend like this and we had to part ways...

I had a friend like this and we had to part ways when she created two children who were exactly the same. It was too much to ignore coming from Mom and two kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,374
Posted By Meyou
I think you should make a giant sign that says,...

I think you should make a giant sign that says, "IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU DCM!!" Then don't speak just point to the sign during the meeting and anytime she asks after that. :D:D

I'm a jerk, I know. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By Meyou
I send them home for whatever they forgot. :) No...

I send them home for whatever they forgot. :) No gear, no stay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,219
Posted By Meyou
I allow a blanket from home but once it arrives...

I allow a blanket from home but once it arrives it lives here until they leave my care. I control the washing and access. Lovies are for naptime or a child may lay in their bed if they need their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,849
Posted By Meyou
In 8 years I have had one bloody nose (from a...

In 8 years I have had one bloody nose (from a playground accident), two with teeth through the tongue or lip (normal playing but lost their balance) and one serious bite (termed the biting child). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By Meyou
I always separate the little ones until they can...

I always separate the little ones until they can sleep on a cot in the same room as everyone else.. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By Meyou
I would probably talk to her about it and say...

I would probably talk to her about it and say something like, "DCM, I just want to clarify that over my vacation I was closed to all clients as we discussed. I am never closed to being an aunty to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By Meyou
I bake for the parents because I love to bake and...

I bake for the parents because I love to bake and I give them a nice card saying things I love about them and their children. I do something different for the kids every year. This year I gave the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Meyou
I bake. :) They always have 3 packs of little...

I bake. :) They always have 3 packs of little holiday boxes at my dollar store that are meant to hold 4 cupcakes. I bake a variety of treats and hand them out as needed. Teachers, mail lady,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,705
Posted By Meyou
I get a week's pay from most of my clients along...

I get a week's pay from most of my clients along with a plant, baked goods or flowers. I have one who is crafty and she makes me something fun along with a family museum pass for the past 5 years....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,806
Posted By Meyou
So tacky! In fact so tacky for me I would...

So tacky! In fact so tacky for me I would probably do something not on the list on purpose.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By Meyou
Put her back in diapers and wait until she is...

Put her back in diapers and wait until she is actually ready. Right now, you are trained to get her to the toilet on a schedule and do everything for her.

Ready means asking to go every time she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,866
Posted By Meyou
I interview to find families with limited or no...

I interview to find families with limited or no tv time at home and a hatred of battery toys just like I have. My kids all play and play well. :) It took two years to weed out all the non-players...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,200
Posted By Meyou
I charge my fullrate for kids that attend...

I charge my fullrate for kids that attend preschool too. If anything it's more work to manage extra pickups and dropoffs even if they are gone for part of the morning.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By Meyou
That's not normal to me. I've had a couple of...

That's not normal to me. I've had a couple of kids that go 2-3 times per day but they were big eaters and very regular. You could almost set a clock by their movements.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By Meyou
Just sent one home in the same condition and told...

Just sent one home in the same condition and told Mom he can't come back until he sees the doctor.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By Meyou
First time they ask, "When they get here!" *big...

First time they ask, "When they get here!" *big smile*
Second time, "We already talked about that. Do you remember what I said?"
Third time, "You know the answer to that question."
Repeat #3 as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Meyou
Mine love them. I don't keep them with the...

Mine love them. I don't keep them with the general toys and we only play with them 2-3 times per week but they will play all morning sometimes with lots of blocks and a small bin of animals and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Meyou
Offer to continue but in diapers not pullups. ...

Offer to continue but in diapers not pullups. Diapers pull up and down just as easily as pullups so it shouldn't affect a child who is ready in any way. I train ALL my DC kids in diapers. I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By Meyou
Mine sleep more in the summer but if it's a cold,...

Mine sleep more in the summer but if it's a cold, dark stormy day in a warm cozy room they will all snuggle down and sleep for longer. My average napper sleeps 2.5+ hours in the summer and 2ish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By Meyou
I don't help them with anything so maybe you...

I don't help them with anything so maybe you should switch up your involvement. Basically, if they can't try and figure it out themselves then they aren't "big" enough to wear/play with that item...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By Meyou
I have everyone in the same room on mats...

I have everyone in the same room on mats positioned so they can't see each other. Dark curtains with white noise too. My infants sleep in my family room in playpens until the transition to mats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,407
Posted By Meyou
If you feel so bad for the children, post under...

If you feel so bad for the children, post under your own name and offer some real suggestions instead of assumptions and insults.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,407
Posted By Meyou
She must have paid for her ECE degree with her...

She must have paid for her ECE degree with her sense of humor. :rolleyes:

I have 4 year olds that can do 150 piece puzzles by themselves in 20 minutes by teaching them the wrong way. I have 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,513
Posted By Meyou
Don't you have email money transfer in the US? In...

Don't you have email money transfer in the US? In Canada it's a free, practically instant service offered online by all major banks. It takes 10 seconds to send and I normally receive the payment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,973
Posted By Meyou
I would offer the old family a 4 day per week...

I would offer the old family a 4 day per week schedule and tell them Fridays are no longer available. If they don't accept I would take the new family.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,513
Posted By Meyou
I take cash and email money transfers through...

I take cash and email money transfers through online banking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Meyou
Yep! Getting dressed practice is something we do...

Yep! Getting dressed practice is something we do here frequently. Repeat until they get it.

We had 15 minutes of zippering practice daily for a week at one point last year because one of my 4's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Meyou
I expect my 2's and 3's to get dressed themselves...

I expect my 2's and 3's to get dressed themselves with minimal help. I do zippers for 2's but all of my 3's can zip themselves. We have zipper practice!

They clean up the playroom alone and do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By Meyou
I would put the late fees up due to continuing...

I would put the late fees up due to continuing problems with lateness. I do $2/min but I know other ladies use a 3 strike system that is quite effective.

1st late - $25
2nd late - $50
3rd late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Meyou
I bought some fake crows for Halloween and a DCG...

I bought some fake crows for Halloween and a DCG came in and said, "Oh wow! I love your crows!! Did you catch them youself??" Made me laugh so hard.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By Meyou
I agree with the others. I have her twin here...

I agree with the others. I have her twin here and they only thing that has helped with her behavior keeping eyes on her at all times and separating her from the group if I'm not right there. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By Meyou
My parents cut the cable for 15 years when I...

My parents cut the cable for 15 years when I asked for a Betsy Wetsy doll batteries not included for Christmas when I was 3. :D

Too.much.tv!

In my mom's defense she had a newborn and an 18...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By Meyou
I allow them. I don't find them any more...

I allow them. I don't find them any more difficult from cloth and cloth in a wet bag smell much, much better than disposables in my garbage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,722
Posted By Meyou
Does he like the computer? We use...

Does he like the computer? We use time4learning.com and love it. It's inexpensive and pretty much a complete curriculum.

On a side note I'm pretty sure I would be filing a complaint against this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Meyou
With a note saying that runny, watery stools with...

With a note saying that runny, watery stools with undigested food every day in them is totally normal especially coupled with a desire to eat non-food items continuously.

I know my DCB who has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Meyou
I agree with the PP. That doesn't sound normal at...

I agree with the PP. That doesn't sound normal at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,788
Posted By Meyou
I don't mind unless it's during naptime and we...

I don't mind unless it's during naptime and we haven't talked about it previously. My parents often pick up early but usually wait until after nap and snack so the kids routine is consistent. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By Meyou
Hi Mom. I'm going to need you to send in some...

Hi Mom. I'm going to need you to send in some pullups or diapers for junior for the next couple of weeks. He had a second bowel movement in his underwear today and I can't continue having urine of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Meyou
I would just go ahead and train in diapers just...

I would just go ahead and train in diapers just at my house. I've had lots of kids that were totally dry here (still in diapers) before they would even look at a potty at home. Kids are capable of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By Meyou
Instead of a DVD check out Cosmic Kids on...

Instead of a DVD check out Cosmic Kids on youtube. They have dozens of 15-20 minute yoga videos for preschoolers that tell a story with a moral and the kids act it out with all yoga poses. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,487
Posted By Meyou
I had it go through here last year and half the...

I had it go through here last year and half the kids were so sick they had to stay home for a week. If they get mouth blisters it's really painful and they can't eat or drink properly.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,948
Posted By Meyou
I take 13 paid holidays, 1 week paid vacation and...

I take 13 paid holidays, 1 week paid vacation and 2 weeks unpaid vacation split between two summer breaks and Christmas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,487
Posted By Meyou
At this point since Mom has lied to you once...

At this point since Mom has lied to you once about it I would go ahead and trust my instincts and exclude for the week. My reasoning would be that I have to go by instinct since Mom withheld some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By Meyou
Potty learning after age 2 is a recent...

Potty learning after age 2 is a recent development with the invention of disposable diapers. Most children were day and night trained by age 2 prior to the 1950's.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By Meyou
Rude.....

Rude.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By Meyou
I have a couple of parents that EC at home. It...

I have a couple of parents that EC at home. It works for them at certain times during the day. My 13 month old DCB goes on the potty at home first thing in the morning, before bath and before bed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,914
Posted By Meyou
I would tell Mom that since her needs have...

I would tell Mom that since her needs have changed it isn't going to work out and I would term.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,542
Posted By Meyou
I would call her bluff and tell her your terms...

I would call her bluff and tell her your terms for termination. I don't allow plastic pants over undies. I allow potty trained children who can tell me they need to go wear underwear when I say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,762
Posted By Meyou
I would make your late fees higher. $10 for 30...

I would make your late fees higher. $10 for 30 minutes is a pretty good deal for a parent not too concerned about your time. I charge $2/min and at that price I don't mind at all if someone is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,568
Posted By Meyou
DH shovels before he goes to work and my dd's...

DH shovels before he goes to work and my dd's keep it clear throughout the day. If we lose control of the shoveling I just send the parents a text asking them to be careful when they arrive.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,739
Posted By Meyou
New Year's Day Family Day (Feb) Good Friday ...

New Year's Day
Family Day (Feb)
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Natal Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Monday
Remembrance Day
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,177
Posted By Meyou
I would escalate this to the principal level with...

I would escalate this to the principal level with the reply you got from the teacher. I would insist on a meeting with the teacher and principal. Something is not quite right here and your ds is the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By Meyou
Sounds like it's time for everyone to take turns...

Sounds like it's time for everyone to take turns playing with someone new. I would set up some stations or activities and spend a few days letting miss exclusive be partners with everyone other than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Meyou
Sounds like there are still live lice at their...

Sounds like there are still live lice at their home that he brought in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Meyou
I like shoes that stay on the feet. I don't care...

I like shoes that stay on the feet. I don't care if they tie, velcro or slip on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By Meyou
IMO 15 month olds do not spit up. They vomit. ...

IMO 15 month olds do not spit up. They vomit. Why aren't her parents more concerned? I would be freaking out if my 15 month old was vomiting all day every day.

I would send her home each time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,356
Posted By Meyou
I have one who claims her child has "digestive...

I have one who claims her child has "digestive issues" related to daily and wheat. So we don't do dairy or wheat at all but she still has "digestive issues" that keep her up for hours each and every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By Meyou
I heard a woman at the beach one time telling her...

I heard a woman at the beach one time telling her friend that poptarts are a perfect breakfast food because they contain so much fruit. Her friend was just eating it up and couldn't believe this...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-25-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,461
Posted By Meyou
I always break out paper plates when I feel a...

I always break out paper plates when I feel a need a little break in my day. It's so nice to do no dishes and still have a clean kitchen at the end of the day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By Meyou
Thumb sucking is only for bed here at that age. ...

Thumb sucking is only for bed here at that age. They can suck as long as they want if they go lay down and rest. It "cures" it pretty quick. Sometimes they go rest and sometimes they whip out the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By Meyou
I do Saturdays for double my daily rate and a max...

I do Saturdays for double my daily rate and a max of 6 hours. Plus, I take their kids with me if I need to go out. I also require two weeks notice. I have a couple of families that use it a few...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,461
Posted By Meyou
Rice cakes with pb and banana (or raisins) Rice...

Rice cakes with pb and banana (or raisins)
Rice cakes with egg or tuna salad
Sandwiches
Tortilla rollups
cold breakfast for lunch (cereal, smoothies with yogurt, cheese, veggies, fruit)

That's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By Meyou
One of my dd's has had it twice. It's a version...

One of my dd's has had it twice. It's a version of strep throat with a rash instead of a sore throat. Within 24 hours of antibiotics she was feeling much, much better. The rash feels like sandpaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By Meyou
They all wear snowsuits and if it's really cold I...

They all wear snowsuits and if it's really cold I wrap a blanket around anyone in a stroller or the wagon. I just wrap it around them and tuck the ends under.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By Meyou
I regularly separate kids that can't be nice to...

I regularly separate kids that can't be nice to others. It can be physical or verbal. I feel that everyone has a right to play/exist in a space without harassment so if by removing one child from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By Meyou
This. Exactly. Right down to dying from eating...

This. Exactly. Right down to dying from eating peas. I swear anything but fresh peas are poison. :lol:

I serve veggies first, then the main (which also has veggies most of the time) and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By Meyou
I wouldn't do it. Paypal charges fees to the...

I wouldn't do it. Paypal charges fees to the person recieving the money. Most of my parents pay through email money transfer through their banks. It's free and easy to do. Maybe ask her to look...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,372
Posted By Meyou
Pretty sure I had this over the weekend. That or...

Pretty sure I had this over the weekend. That or it was the worst cold/flu I have ever had including swine flu 6 years ago.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By Meyou
I just cook chopped apples with the peel on,...

I just cook chopped apples with the peel on, cinnamon, nutmeg and a little honey or cane sugar and cook it in the crockpot or on the stove top on low for a couple of hours. Then I puree in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By Meyou
Hahaha! I can still carry on a conversation but...

Hahaha! I can still carry on a conversation but I did tell dh he needed to listen to my words in a very slow firm voice the last time we had a fight. He was not amused.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,939
Posted By Meyou
We eat them almost daily. Craisins too. I get...

We eat them almost daily. Craisins too. I get slightly sweetened ones from a farmers market....very low in added sugar. I never have had to defend them but I do have all whole food eating kids who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By Meyou
Love! It's the best feeling in the world to get...

Love! It's the best feeling in the world to get a cranky little one napping and happy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By Meyou
I do a 30 minute early arrival option now for an...

I do a 30 minute early arrival option now for an extra $20/week so $4/day but I'm up and ready to go 30 minutes before my first arrival so it's not so big a deal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By Meyou
I'd do it for $15-$20/day depending on the child....

I'd do it for $15-$20/day depending on the child. $15 if they would go back to bed for a couple of hours until my kids wake up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,106
Posted By Meyou
Is this the same virus that showed up in...

Is this the same virus that showed up in Colorado a few weeks ago that they were calling whooping cough and blaming unvax'd kids for spreading?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,202
Posted By Meyou
I honestly think that any provider who is...

I honestly think that any provider who is upset/stressed by parents bringing their children when they work probably aren't charging enough and possibly need to look at their setup and hours.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By Meyou
Those trains would be gone, gone and gone. I...

Those trains would be gone, gone and gone. I would tell Dad, "Sorry Dad. The trains are on vacation due to tantrums over children wanting to take them home. Since DCB loves trains so much you can buy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,115
Posted By Meyou
I charge $2/MINUTE for late pickups AND I meet...

I charge $2/MINUTE for late pickups AND I meet them in the driveway with their child all ready to go. This increase has all but stopped my late pickups but when there is a late I make enough cash...
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